1. Green Smoothies The trend explained: These super-concentrated blends of green vegetables and fruit can deliver your five daily servings in one glass. Theyre usually packed with the kinds of leafy greens, such as kale and spinach, that we dont consume enough of. Sometimes made with almond or coconut milk, they taste sweet, not bitter. Whether made from fresh produce or from a powdered mix of dried greens, these smoothies are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Proponents claim they boost energy and overall health. Related: 10 Things Trainers Wish You Knew About Your Workout Expert opinion: The phytonutrients in green smoothies may help lower inflammation in your body, which could help reduce your risk of many diseases, from heart disease to cancer, said Liz Applegate, the director of sports nutrition at the University of California, Davis.
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Grewal stressed that the final vision for the various stretches of roadway are likely decades off and contingent on private development and market forces allowing for shifts and alterations in the roadways cross-section. Once there is denser development and improved public transit that reduces the number of cars on Washtenaw cars that are needed to get from one point to another as the corridor stands today then the general composition can change. The modality is not going to change until such time as the development changes, Grewal said. Theres no cross-connection between development on Washtenaw now and to go from one place to another you have to go onto Washtenaw in a car. Once development changes, and we have put in uniform parameters new guidelines (to attract denser development), then thats where you are going to see shift to transit with fewer cars on Washtenaw. The draft plan calls for a four-lane road with a wide median from Stadium Boulevard to U.S. 23. The 44-foot landscaped median would be flanked by four 11-foot traffic lanes, two eight-foot buffered bike lanes and eight-foot green buffers.
government shutdown. The U.S. Defense Health Agency (DHA) said on Oct. 2 that it would not be able to reimburse the company as it did not have the legal authority, Health Net said in a regulatory filing. Peer Humana said on Tuesday the shutdown would delay payments related to its military health services contract. The DHA notice said once funding was received, it would pay Humana and Health Net with interest, the companies said. Health Net, which has been providing managed care services to the Department of Defense for 25 years, said it would continue to administer the contract for a two-week obligation period and it could be liable for claims of about $106 million during that time if the government does not authorize payment. Health Net said it had enough working capital and credit capacity to fund the payment of the claims and the delay would not adversely affect its results or financial position. Health Net provides health care services to 2.8 million people under the Tricare program, which provides health benefits for active and retired military personnel and their families.
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“Basically, toward the end of last week, it was realized that a? the state had only sufficient federal funds drawn down to make the Oct 5th payroll,” she said in an email. “If the federal shutdown doesn’t resolve soon,” she said, “we could be facing a major crisis whether because staff have to be laid off and/or because we aren’t able to place vaccine orders or have them completed because the federal system is down.” CDC officials acknowledged the challenges the shutdown has created for its partners at the state level. “We’re actually really concerned about what is happening with the states, and down the road if this continues,” said John O’Connor of the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. EMERGENCY RESPONSE The CDC can call back employees to respond to emergencies, according to Barbara Reynolds, a CDC crisis communication specialist. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday issued a public health alert for an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella linked to chicken produced by Foster Farms in California. The outbreak has sickened 278 consumers in 17 states. In response, the CDC called back two-thirds of the 30-person team that tracks foodborne illnesses. It has updated its website with details of its ongoing investigation into the outbreak, including a map detailing cases by state. Still, Reynolds acknowledged it’s not the same as when the CDC is fully functioning. “We have 9,000 people from CDC furloughed, which means 9,000 fewer people to answer the phones and take phone calls from people in state agencies,” she said.
Tim Hortons has been introducing healthier menu options for many years, such as yogurt and berries, a selection of sandwiches with eight grams of fat or less, whole wheat wraps, homestyle oatmeal, low fat muffins, egg white breakfast sandwiches, smaller portion Wrap Snackers, whole grain English muffins and real fruit smoothies. Most recently, the company launched their first certified gluten-free product – a coconut macaroon. The focus on health and nutrition innovation is ongoing. ” Tim Hortons understands the importance of good nutrition and is committed to offering our guests a variety of nutritious and great tasting food choices,” said Bonikowsky. “We continue to evolve our menu in order to meet our guests’ changing needs and desires by offering choices that can fit into a healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s our coffee, fresh baked goods or our home-style soups and sandwiches, there is something for everyone.” For more information about Tim Hortons commitment to nutrition, visit http://sustainabilityreport.timhortons.com/individuals_guests_initiatives.html#menu About Tim Hortons Inc. Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada .
We really arent going to have any immediate effects, Shields said. Shields view differed in tone from news coming out of Mayor Ed Lees office on Monday. Locally, Congress inability to act means that our lowest income residents could lose full access to critical services, the statement from the mayors office said, adding that among those services are the subsidized food and nutrition programs that serve 31,000 of the citys families. Shields said, however, that it would take several weeks before the department would run into trouble keeping afloat any of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health programs, of which the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is a part. Many of those families are in the Mission District and others come to the Mission for services. Yvonne Harrison, 30, who has three young children 5, 3 and 2 months old said shes able to buy the milk, fruit, eggs and other essentials her family needs through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. Its a big deal in my life, Harrison said. Thats what I depend on. The program is needed because a lot of mothers cant afford to buy their kids milk, added 26-year-old Chandral Cobb, whose 7-month-old was born premature and needs a special kind of milk.